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Posted · Non-printable area, followed by printable

Hello all,

 

I've decided to fiddle around with Cura today - as I am waiting on an upgrade to my printer that will effectively increase the build plate size. However, for some reason when I change the build volume within Cura to the new dimensions and import a test model, I can see my old printer's build plate in the view with a small gray "unprintable" area within it. This is clashing with my model and making it unable to be sliced. I've tried removing build plate adhesion, setting Travel Avoid Distance to 0, Horizontal Expansion to 0, and keeping Infill wipe distance 0. Can this "non-printable" area be remedied, or would I have to just create a custom printer profile for this to work out?

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    Posted · Non-printable area, followed by printable

    Changing Buildplate dimensions in Cura do not change disallowed areas... There are more topics on this forum about this subject...

     

    In the folder /resources/defenitions/ you can find a "yourprinter".def.json file you can edit to change the disallowed areas, or maybe you can create a complete new printer (haven't tried this)...

     

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    Posted · Non-printable area, followed by printable
    6 hours ago, Mari said:

    Changing Buildplate dimensions in Cura do not change disallowed areas... There are more topics on this forum about this subject...

     

    In the folder /resources/defenitions/ you can find a "yourprinter".def.json file you can edit to change the disallowed areas, or maybe you can create a complete new printer (haven't tried this)...

     

     

    Yes, that did it for me. I went to that location, removed "machine_disallowed_areas", and re-opened cura. The non-printable areas are gone and I can slice larger models in peace again. Thanks!

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